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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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medleymed‧ley /ˈmedli/ noun [countable]  1 APMa group of songs or tunes sung or played one after the other as a single piece of musicmedley of He played a medley of Beatles songs.2 [usually singular]MIX a mixture of different types of the same thing which produces an interesting or unusual effectmedley of an exotic medley of smells a medley of architectural styles3 DSSa swimming race in which the competitors swim using four different strokes the 400 metres individual medley
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medleyDennis told me to cheer up and threatened to sing me a medley.The suspect has little opportunity for demonstrating his or her innocence against any one of a medley of permissive street powers.Sometimes they pipe out a medley, filling the woods with a cacophony of avian lechery.This passes a medley of buildings before commencing a steady climb, fringed by trees, to Twisleton Hall, a farm.Let me present a medley of these edifying yarns.a medley of popular Christmas carolsIf you want a taste of Torme as the consummate show stopper, Rhino offers you his classic, 15-minute Gershwin medley.Unseen in all this great medley of hidden activity the verderers were riding.He finished fourth in his best event, the 200-meter individual medley, at the trials in March.a delicately prepared medley of vegetables
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